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Half Moon Bay Pillar Point Pale Ale

Half Moon Bay Pillar Point Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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This rich amber colored pale ale is a classic, full bodied hand crafted microbrew. Mt. Hood & Cascade hops characterize this "beer lovers beer".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (2610) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small creamy off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is faint pine, citrus, dust. Flavor is lightly sweet, light-plus bitterness. Light body. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1229) - Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Tap - small fomay head, dark copper color, fair sized hop flavor, well balanced with sweet malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1215) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2012
Draught at the Half Moon Bay brewpub. Beige head. Clowdy amber color. Typical English piny hop aroma with just a tuch of caramell. Small but fine bitterness in the taste followed by a piny hop taste and a dry finnish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (3575) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 5/16/11

Aroma: The nose is balanced between caramel malts and some hoppy notes
Appearance: It pours a caramel-orange looking color with an off-white head
Flavor: The taste is fairly malty for the style, leaning sweet, light hop, unexciting
Palate: The body is light-medium, and it has an aliright, but unexciting mouthfeel to it
Overall Impression: Overall, I found this to be a decently matly pale ale that isnít particularly exciting. I donít have too much to say beyond that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Draft. A pale golden beer with a thin white head. The aorma has notes of malt and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw, as well as an odd note - I canít tell if it is an off note or a weird hop, but it gives the beer a note of moldy hay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear golden-copper color with a lasting one-finger white head. Aroma is sweet malt and citrus hops, along with a slight marijuana note. Fairly typical except for the wacky weed. Flavor also has sweet pale and caramel malt, orangish and piney hops, and the weed that is wacky. Nothing too out of the ordinary. Medium-bodied with average carbonation and mouthfeel. A decent pale ale overall, drinkable if nothing else. Iím giving a lot of these HMB beers similar ratings, because the quality is very, very consistent here: slightly above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Clear yellow with a creamy white head. Musty grain aroma and a malty slightly brassy vanilla taste and a hint of citrus to the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
On tap. Clear golden with an off-white head. Lightly piney hop aroma. Medium body, sweetish fruit and malt with some lightly perfumy hops in the finish that donít leave much bitterness. 090709

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Light fruity and malty aroma. Flavour is mild fruity and slight malty flavoured. Bitter and medium dry finish, light bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
4 ounce sample at the brewpub. This one was weird for me. I was glad to see the other descriptions of this matched my notes, because I thought I was going crazy when I picked up an ashy, smoky flavor and aroma in this pale ale. There was some fruit and English style malts and hops, but overall it was weird and kind of boring despite the unique character. Didnít really work for me.

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